Court freezes Governor Lenolkulal’s assets over Ksh 1.6 billion graft

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The High Court on Tuesday moved to freeze five bank accounts linked to Samburu Governor, Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal.

In the case, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) alleged that Ksh.1.6 billion was embezzled from Samburu County coffers between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2018.

During the ruling, the court also ordered that the governor is prohibited from selling or conducting any form of dealings concerning four of his properties located in Karen, Nairobi.

“The Commission is reasonably apprehensive that the Governor, in light of the ongoing investigations, may in the intervening period, transfer, dispose or in any other way deal with the properties to defeat the course of justice before the Commission has completed its investigations and commenced civil proceedings,” asserted EACC in their petition.

Mr Kasaine’s accounts were also mentioned, with the High Court ordering that the accounts in question be looked into EACC officials.

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